blotch (blahch) – v. To slap the bottom of a ketchup bottle with increasing intensity, ultimately resulting in a BLOTCHSLIDE.
Some people just can’t get enough ketchup. To them, fries, onion rings, chicken nuggets, etc, are things merely made for ketchup to cling to. In their enthusiasm to get even more ketchup, they tend to blotch. Sometimes, some ketchup bottles tend to not give up the good very quickly, which causes these overzealous ketchup lovers to slap the bottom of them to gain the goods. Sometimes this works too well, and your hamburger and steak fries platter becomes a ketchup-y mess. Sometimes, you might have to pop that air bubble in the bottom with a knife, which can also cause a blotchslide, and again, a ketchup-y mess. Some restaurants still use the glass ketchup bottles, which tend to cause blotching, but most have caught up with the times and use the squeezable plastic bottles that give ketchup lovers more control and cause less of the blotching. We don’t know why some people are so addicted to the sweet tomato-y sauce that is only surpassed by salsa as the best loved condiment, but they just can’t get enough. With its humble, non-tomato origins, who would have guessed it would have lead to blotching and blotchslides.